Room for Growth
Food is fascinating if you stop to think about it.
Most of us can choose what we eat. We can be carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans...
But every single person on the planet needs to eat in order to survive, without exception.
And that's a problem, because while our global population continues to grow -- last month, we surpassed EIGHT BILLION people on this planet -- the surface area of the Earth does not.
It takes space to raise animals for consumption, and to grow plants for them (and us) to eat.
So what happens when we run out of space?
Fortunately, food growers and scientists are using innovative technologies to make food production more efficient and viable. Crop husbandry. Controlled greenhouses. Cultured meat production. And more.
This Washington Post article describes some of the ways Netherlands has used advances in vertical farming, seed technology and robotics to become a global model.
It's an interesting read you can consume at your pleasure.
Perhaps while you're eating your next meal.